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Overwatch will again be free to play for everyone next week, between May 25th- May 28th 2018 for all platforms; PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Those who are yet to own the game can take part in the free-to-play weekend and will get to enjoy the full game experience; A full roster of 27 heroes and 18 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade.

The Blizzard blog also confirmed that players will also be able to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customization options for their heroes. Plus, if they so decide to purchase Overwatch after test driving the game, they will get to keep any progress that they made during the weekend as long as they use the same Blizzard, Xbox Live, or PSN account that they played on.


To make it even sweeter for those who own a PS4, those who do not have a PlayStation Plus subscription will be able to play the game  for the duration of the free weekend but will require to purchase a PS+ subscription in order to do the same once the free weekend period ends.

The free period will begin on May 25 at 11:00 a.m. PT (May 26th 2 a.m for Malaysia/ Singapore/ Hong Kong) and end on May 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT (May 29 2:59 p.m for Malaysia/ Singapore/ Hong Kong) in all participating regions across all platforms.

Here’s how to get it:

PlayStation 4:

Pre-download starts at 11:00 AM PDT on May 22nd / 2:00 AM Malaysia/ Singapore/ Hong Kong 

  • Search for Overwatch in the PlayStation Store
  • Select Overwatch Free Weekend and click ‘Download’.

Xbox One:

Pre-download starts at 11:00 AM PDT on May 22nd / 2:00 AM Malaysia/ Singapore/ Hong Kong 

  • Search for Overwatch in the Xbox One Store
  • Select Overwatch and click ‘Free Trial’.


  • Download and install the Blizzard desktop app. If you already have it, launch it.
  • Log in to existing account or create a free Blizzard account
  • Click on the Overwatch icon from the menu; select your region and click install to download.
  • The game will be playable (if you haven’t purchased it) once the free weekend period starts.

Overwatch is a team-based hero shooter by Blizzard where players team up and battle one another to secure specific map objectives. Each of the 27 heroes have unique ability and skillset to suit every type of player out there regardless of playstyle and mechanical skill. We cover tons of Overwatch here at and if you have any queries about it, feel free to ask. We don’t bite.

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